October 7, 2013- Vol. 25, No. 1


News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families



17 members
13 guests


Dick Ficke - Lieutenant Governor District 6

Dick Ficke

Wendy Bagley - Meredith Kiwanis Club - Immediate Past President
Hillary Jollimore - Meredith Kiwanis Club - Treasurer
Rebecca Sirois - Laconia High School Key Club
Monika Pesa - Laconia High School Key Cl

Wendy Bagley
Hillary Jollimore
Rebecca Sirois
Monika Pesa

Jackie Bonafide - Phil's spouse
Priscilla Breton - Dick's spouse
Paulette L
oughlin - Steve's spouse
Sue Nelson - Don's spouse

Jackie Bonafide
Priscilla Breton
Paulette Loughlin
Sue Nelson


Sylvia Batchelder - Jack's mother
Shelly Batchelde
r - Jack's spouse
Nathan Batchelder -
Jack's son
Ernie Goodwin -
Jack's friend

Sylvia Batchelder
Shelly Batchelder
Nathan Batchelder
Ernie Goodwin


Meet our Emcee:
Past President Phil Bonafide was the Master of Ceremonies.

Phil Bonafide welcomes the group.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

John Walker

Pledge of Allegiance:
Howard Bacon, our most senior member led the club.

God Bless America:
Don Nelson

Objects of Kiwanis:
Past President, Past Lt. Governor, and Lifetime Member, Dick Breton presented the club with The Objects of Kiwanis.

Lifetime member Dick Breton does his traditional reading.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Meet the Head Table:
Dick Ficke - Lt. Governor New England District - Division 6
Kevin Irish - Second Vice President Elect
Shelly Batchelder - Pres. Elect First Lady
Jack Batchelder - President Elect
Scott Laurent - President
Jackie Bonafide - Phil's Spouse
Phil Bonafide - Past President and Emcee for the evening

Lt. Governor Dick Ficke, Second Vice President Kevin Irish
Shelly Batchelder, Pres. Elect Jack Batchelder and President Scott Laurent
Jackie Bonafide and Phil Bonafide
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin













Past Presidents:
The following past presidents of the club were present:
Dick Breton, Phil Bonafide, Larry Murphy, Don Nelson, Roger Webster, Jim Fortier,
Brian Winslow, and Howard Bacon


Chow Time:

Scott Beane checks his plate to see if there's room for a pumpkin.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Installation and Recognitions by our new Lt. Governor:
Lieutenant Governor Dick Ficke recognized:
Retiring Board member: Kevin Irish
Continuing Board members: Betty Ballantyne, Steve Loughlin and John Walker
The work of Joe Adrignola as Treasurer and Kathy Calvin as Secretary

Lt. Gov. Dick Ficke addresses the crowd.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Scott Laurent makes his closing address as President:

Scott Laurent gives his farewell address.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

To hear Scott Laurent's speech, "click" here.

Legion of Honor:
Kathy Calvin presented Legion of Honor plaques to Scott Beane, Jim Fortier, Larry Murphy, Steve Loughlin, Dick Breton and Howard Bacon.

Dana Scott Beane
Jim Fortier
Larry Murphy
30 Years
30 Years
30 Years
Steve Loughlin
Dick Breton
Howard Bacon
35 Years
50 Years
60 Years
Photos by W. Stephen Loughlin except photo of Steve Loughlin by Paulette Loughlin

Kiwanian of the Year:
Brian Winslow, last years recipient of the Ned Roberts Award a/k/a Kiwanian of the Year, made this year's presentation.
The winner of the Kiwanian of the Year goes to JOHN WALKER.

John Walker is congratulated by Brian Winslow.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


The new Prez....

Jack Batchelder delivers his presidential address.

Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

To hear Jack Batchelder's speech, "click" here.

Jack gets pinned by his wife, Shelly.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin


Closing Prayer:
John Walker read a special prayer, which in recent years, has become an annual tradition at the closing of installation night.

John Walker reads the closing prayer.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Meeting Adjourned:

President Jack concludes the meeting.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

Tonight's meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Of Interest:
Three silent auctions were held, and winners were Scott Laurent for the autographed picture of Steve Nelson.  Howard Bacon was the top bidder for the Harry and David gift basket, and Shelly Batchelder was the top bidder for the Kindle Fire. 

President Jack announced that, effective immediately, Phil Bonifide is the standing Sergeant at Arms. This should serve as a warning to all!.

Photo Ops:

Meet the new first couple: President Jack and Shelly Batchelder
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin

John Walker is congratulated by Lt. Governor Dick Ficke for being named Kiwanian of the Year.
Photo by W. Stephen Loughlin




Monday - October 21st
Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 p.m. at One Mill Plaza - all members are invited
This is
not a regular meeting. There will be no dinner served

Wednesday - October 23rd
Kiwanis KARES - 1:00 pm - Pleasant Street School

Monday - October 28th
Club Meeting - OPEN

Kiwanis KARES - 9:30 am - Elm Street School

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Kiwanis Kronikle is publication of the Kiwanis Club of Laconia, P.O. Box 757, Laconia, NH 03247-0757.
We meet the second and fourth Monday at 6:15 p.m. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Road, Gilford
Please call your President or Secretary about any member or family member in case of illness. Email: Roger Landry or Steve Loughlin